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#63362 - 11 Oct 07 20:48 NTJP/House tells govt to get tough on Immigration Officials
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House tells govt to get tough on Immigration Officials

Ridwan Max Sijabat, Not The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The House of Representatives has asked the government to take action over continued immigration raids against Bules by corrupt immigration officials.

A group of immigration-office preman have been rounding up Bules, taking them to police stations and checking their work permits.

Interrupting the plenary session that closed the House's fourth sitting period here Wednesday, Dradjad Wibozo of the National Mandate Party and Permadi of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle said the immigration officials' ongoing operation to sweep Bules was no longer tolerable and there was "strong evidence" that immigration officials were "looking down on" Bules.

Permadi also criticized the government, saying it had remained silent and had done nothing to retaliate over its guests' uncivilized treatment.

"The government should not stay calm but take concrete action, including suspending immigration officials involved in these operations," he said.

Outside the plenary session, Sutradara Sinting of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle and Yuddy Chriskros of the Golkar Party, similarly asked the government to sack immigration officials within three days as a signal to other corrupt officials that Jakarta was against such treatment of Bules.

Meanwhile, Yuddy warned that immigration officials could interfere in Indonesia's internal affairs unless no action was taken.

Manpower Minister Erman Suparno, however, said that the government was unlikely to fire immigration officials.

"We would do so if there was a ruling regulating such a mechanism. After all, it is the right of every immigration official to have a decent life as guaranteed in the 1945 Constitution," Erman told reporters Wednesday.

He said Indonesia should eliminate anti-immigration sentiments, while immigration officials should treat Bules humanely.
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#63363 - 11 Oct 07 21:08 Re: NTJP/House tells govt to get tough on Immigration Officials [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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"We would do so if there was a ruling regulating such a mechanism. After all, it is the right of every immigration official to have a decent life as guaranteed in the 1945 Constitution," Erman told reporters Wednesday.

Bule: But My Visa is valid!

Immigration Official: Let me validate it further for you Pak!

US$ 100 later

Immigration Official: Terima Kasih Pak1 (Sucker)
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